OUR EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH FR6NCO
Fr6nco is on our list of the rising stars of 2021 for a while now and with his highly anticipated latest release “Spaceship Swervin”, feat 916 Frosty, he took a new turn in the industry.
Once again, Fr6nco teams up with the best and unveils a memorable vocal performance worthy of the greatest. His alluring flow brings fresh air into the musical landscape and that’s for our greatest delight.
Won’t lie about this track on repeat because its a vibe. Fr6nco snapped on his recent drop “Spaceship Swervin” with 916 Frosty on the feature. The production is A1 with a clean beat. he’s a versatile artist. Fr6nco isn’t new to the mag and his verse was creative with the production. Check it out below and see for yourself.
We invite you to discover his music right now and to discover our conversation with him below:
1.Tell us about your new song? And what’s the story behind it?
My new song Spaceship Swervin’ has 2 parts to it. At face value it is an upbeat song that was made to feel catchy and at the same time just a good overall cool vibe. But when I dive deeper to what I was saying there is some meaning behind it. As I have been making music I feel like I have been growing at a decently fast rate, where pretty much every song is doing dramatically better than the last statistically. Most artists’ goals in the beginning are to grow a fan base to where their music can be their income and a lot of artists want to get to a large level. Before making Spaceship Swervin’ I had this sort of incredible feeling lurking over me, that I am going to make my dreams become reality. So I wanted to make a song that kind of described this feeling as well as explains how I’m noticing changes in how people treat me due to my rise in status. In the chorus I explain how women are starting to lie more to get closer to me and men are starting to become “haters” and show jealousy toward me in my success. These are some of the examples of rhyming metaphors I use to talk about some of these changes I’m noticing as I continue in my music career. I wrap up the chorus by saying “then i skurt off in the whip i’m back to money chasin” which, simply enough put that, I acknowledge what’s happening and some of these things are cool, and some are not, but ultimately I am still focused on my goals.
2.What makes your music unique? And how would you describe it?
What makes my music unique is a couple of things. I feel like at face value my voice and pronunciation of words is a subtle but unique factor. A lot of artists sound scary similar to other artists and I feel like I may sound similar, I still have a very distinct voice. Also I feel that I am a combination of two genres that are similar but you usually see one side or the other. An example is feel like an inbetween of Travis and Juice, where I have an emo side, and then I also have an abstract side as well. Lastly is my diversity, I can work with just about any artist. I could sing next to Justin Bieber and at the same time be featured on a 21 savage track. I would still stay true to my style in the meantime, but no one beat or feature would scare me away.
3.Which is the best moment in your musical career that you’re most proud of?
808s. & Escape is my proudest moment of my music career for 3 reasons. 1. I lost my brother in July of 2020 and this song was a direct way of how I was feeling in my point in my life about that loss. Shortly after he died I made a 4 song EP titled ‘Long Live Dion’ where the entire album was about him and my pain with losing him. After a few months I still was struggling heavy with it. However the EP was a very depressing style and was very hard to listen to without crying. I wanted to make a song that I can still express how I felt but could be a song that I could bump in the car and not break into tears. A challenging aspect to mourn over a loss with lyrics but still portray a song that is playable in a positive vibe. 2. At this point in my career I was unable to break 10k streams on a song without a feature. This song is also my most successful song by myself, which to me was a pride thing. I love working with other artists, but there is always someone who will say “can you get those numbers by yourself?” and this song was just that, where I was still able to bring in comparing streams to my other songs, with no playlisting, no promotion, and no large artist to push or post it. 3. Back to my brother, without him being by my side, listening to every song before I release it, giving me the A-okay, this was really the first time I had to drop a song with confidence by myself saying, I know its fire and I know it will do well. I know Dion would agree, and tell me to drop it.
4.How do you balance your music with other obligations – family, friends or work?
Balancing my music career with other aspects of my life is not easy. I put in many hours a week in the studio, pretty much eating breathing and sleeping music. I have several sources of income to where I am always busy with whatever it is I have to do to make money. On top of that I have 2 kids, my family, and a very large friend group. It’s not easy, and oftentimes people feel like they are getting short on me spending time with them. To put it in a nutshell, I never sleep. Some nights I will be up until 3am working in the studio, and then up at 6 am feeding my baby a bottle. It definitely sucks at times, but I am so focused on my dreams and goals, sleep isn’t what’s on my mind, I’ll have plenty of time to sleep when I make it where I want to go.
5.What advice would you give to aspiring musicians?
The number 1 advice I would give to aspiring artists is be true to yourself. The music industry is filled with people who want to be something they are not. You see people rapping about being hood and all this, yet they wouldn’t even know how to operate in actual hood environments, or some of these rappers talking about popping pills when they live a sober lifestyle. It may be easier to rap about certain topics, or maybe it’s even the wave you want to join, but you can only act for so long before the truth will come out and you will be pressed about the person you really are.
6.If you had one message to give to your fans, what would it be?
One message to my fans is easy, we are a family and a team. I’m just now starting to get to a level where people are idolizing me, or looking/talking to me differently because of my likes or streams, and I’m still at a very small level so I understand that it’s only going to grow from here. Which is fine, I understand that’s how things are and if I were to meet Trippie Redd right now, I would definitely be a little star struck. But with what I’ve learned of meeting and working with “famous” people is that we are all still people. I want my fans to feel they can always reach out and talk to me, and although I wont see all my dms and comments etc. I will always be looking no matter what level I may reach.
7.What’s next for you? Any upcoming projects?
So I am planning on dropping another single here in April, I don’t know the exact date but it’s going to be fire. I branch off a little and tackle more of a “harder” beat than what I typically would do. Project wise, I have been working on an EP that will most likely have 5 or 6 songs that I plan on dropping by summer. I also have some pretty major moves for my level planned for the remainder of 2021 that I don’t want to speak on, just know they are pretty big, and I am super excited to drop all of these songs.